what to expect FOR DAY RETREATS:
Please refer to each retreat for the day schedule, as each facilitator customizes their presentation.
Each session includes small and large group feedback as well as personal “As you wish time” reflection time. You can choose to pray and rest in Branches' Rosary Garden, kayak or absorb the beautiful views of Seneca Lake.
In addition to lunch, drinks and light snacks will be provided throughout the retreat.
Suggested items to bring: sunscreen and wear sturdy shoes.
Take time to rest and pray.
Praying in Branches' Rosary Garden
Fellowship on the water
Branches is located on 2.3 acres of wooded, private lake front property on Seneca Lake, NY.
Our view of Seneca Lake.
Our facility is on level ground raised above the lake. Being located up high offers privacy and stunning lake views. Rear-wheel and front- 2 wheel drive vehicles do travel up our steep stone driveway. Slow and low gear is best. If one chooses, they may leave their vehicle lakeside and walk up or can provide a ride in our pick-up truck.
Currently Branches is an outdoor facility with full service bathroom. If rain and wind prohibits the use of our grounds, Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish in Ovid, NY provides indoor space. Drive time to Branches or the churches is 2.5 hours from Buffalo.
Please visit “Our Goals” to appreciate our vision for the property. Although Branches will eventually be wheelchair accessible, currently we are not. Sorry for the temporary inconvenience.